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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:15am

Snapshot of Achievements

  • 51,539 beneficiaries graduated.
  • 37,580 (73%) of beneficiaries initiated new business or expanded the sales of goods and services.
  • 35,056 (68%) of beneficiaries improved their nutritional behavior.

Guleriya, 19 January 2017 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of its Business Literacy Program, which is part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative in Nepal. The three-year, $4 million project provided over 51,000 people in Nepal – over 90 percent of whom are women and many of whom come from disadvantaged communities – with training to help them earn income, access financial services, and improve their nutrition.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:15pm

The Peace Corps is returning to Nepal after a seven year absence from the country. Support from the Government of Nepal has been instrumental in bringing the Peace Corps back.  Two events in Kathmandu today marked the occasion. The first event was hosted by Prime Minister Bhattarai at his office in Singha Durbar.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:30pm

As announced in Washington, D.C., yesterday (January 10), Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia Nisha Biswal signed an inter-agency agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Nepal after a seven-year absence from the country. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., and attended by Nepali Ambassador to the United States Shankar Prasad Sharma, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr., and returned Peace Corps volunteers from Nepal.